Fall 2019
Upcoming Events
September Family Night
We'll have a Fall Fest with fun and games for all on September 26, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 at Trinity UMC.
626 Norwood Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Email Shannon to sign up!

You're invited to be special guests at Ball4Good's soccer event to raise funds for Children's Cancer Partners on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 4:00-5:00 pm at
Dorman High School.
1050 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, SC 29367
Email Shannon to sign up!

October Family Night
Keep an eye out for information about our trip to the Piedmont Interstate Fair for our October Family Night on October 11, 2019! Meet us from 4:30-6:00 for tickets at 575 Fairgrounds Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Email Shannon to sign up!
Save the Date for Christmas 2019!
Raleigh -Dec. 7th
Spartanburg - Dec. 8th
Both parties are from 12-2. More details to come.
Dear CCP Families,
We are excited to be going gold for September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Every day, 43 children are diagnosed across the US. Each year, approximately 15,600 families will be told their child has cancer. This month, and every month, we honor the children fighting their battle with cancer, children who are in survivorship, and those children who have lost their lives to this devastating disease. This is not just a time to raise awareness for children and families affected by childhood cancer but to make a call to action. 

We see this call to action firsthand at Children’s Cancer Partners. Most recently was in the response to a post on our Facebook page we made requesting blankets.The response to the post has been unbelievable. We have received dozens of packages filled with blankets from all over the United States. You can feel the love and care put into each blanket. Some are store bought, some are home-made, each and every one a gesture with the same intention- to wrap your children in love and comfort. You can read more about it below.

So this month, as we go gold to raise awareness for childhood cancer, we hope you feel the support and love that we feel in this community. Know you are not alone and, as always, we are here for you on this journey.


Shannon Brown , MSW, LISW-CP

Director of Family Programs
It's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!
Keep an eye out for our billboards across North and South Carolina! Be sure to like and share CCP's posts and share your own social media posts about what Childhood Cancer Awareness Month means to you. Tag @ChildrensCancerPartners and use #GoldOn.
Colt has battled cancer for four of the six years of his life. Click to read about how Children's Cancer Partners has helped his family and families just like yours.
Thanks to our partnership with United Way of the Piedmont, CCP participates in a Gift in Kind program, so we are able to get toiletries, diapers, cleaning supplies, paper products, etc. for our families.
Be sure to email our office or let your family advocate know if you are in need so we can assist you with basic household items!
Wrapped in Hope and Love
Recently, we requested blankets to deliver during our intakes with new families. With over a million people reached, our social media post blew up and people have responded from all over the world! We give blankets to you, our families, to symbolize the hope and love we strive to wrap each child in during their cancer battle. We're overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers from across the country and around the world. Many have sent notes with their blankets letting us know they are praying for you all, and especially for the child that receives their blanket. Click here to read more about the outpouring of love and see more pictures!
Dear CCP Families,

We are so proud of you and your entire family for standing so bravely together. We’re humbled to be standing alongside you…especially as America recognizes September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

You may be seeing some of our billboards and messages. One of the very first is the article below that just appeared in Upstate Parent magazine, heralding the journey of one brave little boy and his family. 

Let’s tell your story too. So during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month please take a few minutes, perhaps enlist friends or family, to write down your story. Send it to us, and include a picture if you can, so we can add it to our online Family Album. And this is not just about September – tell your story whenever you can so others can appreciate the challenges you overcome every day. Tell them about us too, please, so more and more people can give us the help we need to help you?

We’re here for you – we hope you know that. One of our moms – Erica – says it so well in the video you can find on our website. She says “…don’t think you’re alone [with CCP] you are never alone.”

Proud to be your Partner,

Laura Allen

Executive Director
Mr. Tom, our founder, with Paige, the creator of Kidz in Lids, and Laura Allen, Executive Director of CCP.
If you're interested in helping raise awareness for childhood cancer and helping CCP gather funds to help all of our families in the process, please get in touch with us about starting a Kidz in Lids day at your school! September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, is the perfect time to get started!

Kidz in Lids mobilizes students to show concern for other local youth facing a life or death struggle with cancer. It's simple- kids bring a dollar and get to wear their favorite hat the entire school day. All funds support CCP.

Contact Marisa to get signed up!

Be sure to like us on Facebook and
follow us on Instagram!
Sponsored in part by:

Here is a great blog from Carolina Parent about the impact your participation has!
Family Outings
Camp Victory Part III - Fishing Fun Day at Optimist Acres!
Thank you to the Spartanburg Breakfast Optimist Club for letting us use Optimist Acres!
For the third and last part of our Camp Victory, we spent the morning in nature fishing. There were kids just learning how to bait their hooks, and master fishermen intent on catching as many fish as they could. As the perfect ending to our fishing fun day, we had a cookout!
Your Family Advocates
Meet Kerry Blome, our newest
Family Advocate!

Blake Stafford-Gomez- Family Advocate
Blake is back! Blake returned on August 14 after giving birth to sweet Ivan. We're excited to have her in the office!
Tom Russell- Family Advocate

Carla Fowler- Family Advocate Manager
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Carla who is recovering from a horrible auto accident and expected to need several months more recovery.
We're proud to welcome our first family advocate volunteers! Sue and Lou Kinkle are helping in the Myrtle Beach area. If you know someone who might want to help us reach out to families, please let us know!
When you travel to treatment, be sure to keep all your receipts for parking and meals, and turn them in with your appointment confirmation form so we can be sure to reimburse you promptly.

Thank you!

Make sure you are familiar with our NEW reimbursement policy. Click here to view it. Effective June 2019.
What's Going on at CCP?
Kicking Off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Our Executive Director, Laura, shared the story of CCP with nearly 100 people at Spartanburg Rotary Club to start off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Do you have a service club or church group near you that might like to know about our mission? Contact annlouise@childrenscancerpartners.org to set up a speaker!
Lela's Lemonade
Lela, a fourth grader local to Spartanburg, was so touched by the work Children's Cancer Partners does, that she decided she wanted to be involved. She came up with a plan to raise money and held her own lemonade stand this summer. She came to our office to hand-deliver the funds she raised. We feel lucky to have a partner like her!
Hear about Lela's work for Children's Cancer Partners in her own words!
Children's Cancer Partners has been chosen as the recipient of TD Bank's Touchdowns

CCP will receive a donation from TD Bank each time Wofford lands in the end zone.

We're grateful for this partnership with TD and we can't wait to cheer the Terriers on all season!
Grupo Antolin Supports CCP
Grupo Antolin, a Spartanburg business, chose to raise money for Children's Cancer Partners. For Ricky, CCP's mission hits close to home. He experienced childhood cancer firsthand as his young cousin fought for his life.
Ridin' for a Reason
This year's Myrtle Beach bike week will have a little more meaning when Children's Cancer Partners has a table at Harley Davidson on October 3rd. That night, we'll have a fundraising event at Bubba's. Thank you to our Myrtle Beach and Harley Davidson friends for their help in making this happen!
Back to School Time is Here
Summer is over and it's time for school to start again! Now is a great time to get organized and start the schoolyear off on the right foot...

Here are some tricks to getting your home set up for back-to-school success.

Here is a cheat sheet for where you can score the best deals on school supplies.

And here are some easy ways to make this the best year ever!
Medicaid Transportation
In North and South Carolina, you can receive free non-emergency medical transportation through Medicaid for appointments and treatments?
Here's a list of the number you will call depending on your South Carolina county.
In North Carolina, call your county Department of Social Services or your local 211 by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 for more information.
More information on 2-1-1
You can contact 2-1-1, a state-wide resource hotline brought to you by United Way, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to find resources and services to help with food, clothing, housing, childcare, financial assistance and much more.

2-1-1 in South Carolina
1-866-892-9211 or dial 2-1-1 from a SC phone

2-1-1 in North Carolina
1-888-892-1162 or dial 2-1-1 from a NC phone
If you're a parent or caregiver, don't forget to join our family group on Facebook to stay connected!

Go to "Groups" on the left hand side of the official Children's Cancer Partners page and request to join!
There will be a password to join, the word is SUPPORT .

Make sure to also follow our Instagram and Facebook !
Self Care Space
Being in the hospital or spending hours in clinic can be beyond stressful at times. In these moments, we often don’t think of the most helpful ways to cope or manage the distress we are feeling.  Finding little ways to cope can make these situations feel more manageable, help you relax and lower stress. Coping cards, cards with helpful tips, phrases, and relaxation techniques, can be a useful tool for you and your child. Having tips and reminders printed ahead of time as a go to can help you be prepared to tackle anything that comes your way. 

Consider making coping cards, or printing some of the free ones
found here, courtesy of www.philacounseling.com. In making or selecting cards, choose the messages and wording that are most helpful to you. Your child may want to create cards that they can use while in the hospital, when receiving treatment, or having procedures. Siblings may also find these helpful, such as a coping card for things to do when they miss mom/dad and/or brother/sister when they are away for treatment. To make your own cards, you can use index cards or cut paper into smaller pieces. Punch a small hole in the corner of each card and tie them together with a binder ring, string, or key ring to make it easy to flip through the cards.